Preoperative cardiac evaluation and perioperative monitoring for noncardiac vascular surgery.

@article{Fleisher1995PreoperativeCE,
  title={Preoperative cardiac evaluation and perioperative monitoring for noncardiac vascular surgery.},
  author={Lee A. Fleisher and Harold P. Lehmann},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1995},
  volume={274 21},
  pages={
          1671-2
        }
}
To the Editor. —The recent article by Dr Mason and colleagues 1 illustrates the advantages of decision analysis in the absence of randomized clinical trials for evaluating the appropriate care of patients with significant coronary artery disease undergoing major vascular surgery. It highlights the multiple confounding factors that would limit the ability to perform such a trial, and it emphasizes the need for large sample size to obtain meaningful data. However, their conclusion that coronary… CONTINUE READING